Are people with diabetes mellitus (DM) at a higher risk for dental problems like gum disease?

There is no convincing data to suggest that all diabetics have poor dental health. But having said that, poorly controlled DM does make one prone to infections and poor health—including dental health. Letting your dentist know that you have DM would be prudent. Given this knowledge about your medical condition, your dentist will be able to choose the correct products for treatment.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 31 Jan 2020
Medical Author: Dr. med.